Where the Heck Have I Been?

I haven’t been very active around here in a while, but I have actually been doing more tarot stuff (and more fulfilling tarot stuff) than I have in the past. I do have several ideas and drafts and things that I want to explore on this blog, but I just do not have enough time in my life to do all the things I want to do. So here’s a few random updates about tarot and me.

Tarot Collage Fun

Knight of Cups - 9/14/13

Knight of Cups – 9/14/13

Ever since I first discovered that group, I’ve been attending at every opportunity. I’ve missed a handful of weeks in there, but I have now made 16 tarot cards of my very own! I absolute love this class, and I’m really glad they decided to start delving into the court cards (and eventually all of the pips!) instead of sticking to the Major Arcana.

Every week I learn something new, and it’s such a great chance to commune with other like-minded people and have some fun creating art! I feel like I’ve definitely gotten better at — and more comfortable with — the whole collage thing, even if I’m not completely satisfied with every card I make. The most recent card I’ve made is the Knight of Cups, which you can see over there to the right. Check out my Collage -My-Own-Tarot page to see all of the ones I’ve made so far.

Building My Collection

The Wooden Tarot

The gorgeous, gorgeous Wooden Tarot

Aside from creating my own tarot cards, of course I can’t help but keep acquiring more decks! Since I last checked in, my collection has grown from 12 to 16 decks. As I reblogged a while back, the Animism Tarot deck I’d been watching Jo work on for years now is finally complete! I purchased it immediately, and I absolutely love it! I also bought the Dreaming Way deck because a friend from the collage class had it and I loved the illustrations so much I just needed to have it for myself.

I also love to back tarot Kickstarter projects (when the price is right), and my latest acquisition is the Wooden Tarot. Normally I don’t like to go for the Major Arcana Only decks, but the art was so lovely that I couldn’t help myself. Plus, she included the Aces, so that’s something. Aaaaand as an awesome surprise, one of my online BFFs sent me an early birthday care package last week, with a book and a tarot deck! She sent me the Archeon Tarot, which is the one she uses so I’m excited to try it out more.

Oof, and I almost forgot about the Color Your Own Tarot deck that Irmata basically FORCED me to purchase! That’s FIVE new decks I’ve acquired recently! Take a look at my Collection page to see them all.

(Erm, not to mention the Amanda Palmer deck I backed on Kickstarter recently. I’m not a huge AP fan, but this seemed way too interesting and special to pass up.)

I know what you’re thinking.

None of this has actually really explained where I’ve been, so um, oops. Look, my life is just ridiculously busy. And now that I’ve been off The Meds (well, not all of them, but a specific drug) for several months now, my muse has actually returned! So now that I’m coming awake again, my brain is kind of overflowing with inspiration and IDEAS and projects and THINGS I WANT TO DO. I have lists and drafts and scribbles and notes EVERYWHERE so I can try to keep up. It’s awesome and amazing and it feels so good. I’m just trying to hold onto the reigns and do what I can with it.

There will be much more coming from me, eventually. No idea when, though. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go try to cross some more things off my list before the Muse adds 5 more things to it.

[Also, I just noticed there are mice in both of the cards I included in this post!]

Liebster Award (and Self Indulgence)

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The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The word “Liebster” comes from German and can mean the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, most beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

So like… I’ve basically been sort of nominated for this award by submerina. I mean, it was kind of a free-for-all for folks to nominate themselves with her permission. It still feels kind of wrong, considering that description up there. Am I an up-and-coming blogger? Do I really resemble any of those adjectives up there? For the purpose of this exercise, we’re going to go with: yes and yes.

Oh yeah, there’s rules…

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs – while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them! You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees. You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog!

So first off – thanks to submerina (and also myself?) for this nomination. I would give a speech, but… no I wouldn’t. I don’t give speeches. Ooh, that could be considered one of my 11 random facts. Crap.

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